VAX-D is a non-invasive treatment for chronic back pain from disc and facet joint disease. VAX-D is an effective and safe procedure without any of the risks associated with surgery, injections, or anesthesia. Time off work or in recovery is minimal, and resolution of symptoms can be long lasting. A new study published in 2008 showed that patients had significantly improved pain and disability scores at end of treatment, at 30 days and at 180 days post-discharge. Low back pain has become one of the most significant medical problems in today’s world. The statistics on the magnitude of the problem are overwhelming, and the number of chronic back cases continues to grow each day. In fact, low back pain that is related to work is the most common complaint presented to primary care physicians and workers compensation. VAX-D can relieve the pain associated with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and radicular (nerve root) pain. Patients can avoid the merry-go-round of drugs and non-specific treatments. VAX-D is a non-invasive treatment for acute or chronic back pain and radicular pain and symptoms (leg pain and numbness) from herniated or degenerated discs and posterior facet syndrome. Patients who have had back surgery and continue to have pain (Failed Back Syndrome) may also benefit from VAX-D.
People who suffer from severe, chronic pain know how it can utterly disrupt one’s life. Pain can make it hard to enjoy even the simplest daily activities, and make it a challenge to carry out exercise routine and other healthy activities. People often live a life of compromise in their activities. Many patients find that as they grow older, episodes of low back pain become more frequent, their pain worsens in intensity and it takes longer for them to recover. There are many different terms to describe lumbar disc pathology. The terms include: annular tears, bulging disc, disc protrusion, slipped disc, herniated disc, ruptured or extruded discs, disc fragment, disc degeneration, pinched nerve, sciatica etc. VAX-D treatment is designed to relieve the pressure on the structures that may be causing back pain generally associated with bulging or herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. A recent (2008) two year study sponsored by one of the nations leading insurance companies demonstrated positive short and long-term results with VAX-D. Patients had significantly improved pain and disability scores at end of VAX-D treatment, at 30 days and at 180 days post-treatment.
Patients receive an average of 20 treatments, once a day, five days per week. The total number of treatments may vary depending upon the severity of the condition and the response to the treatment.